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Sunlight May Cause Rash in Autoimmune Disease

UV exposure associated with skin inflammation in study of myositis THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- The sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays may trigger certain types of autoimmune diseases in women, a new study has found. "This study found that women who lived in areas with higher level...

Industry Veterans Rash and Rutledge Launch RegionalCare Hospital Partners to Acquire and Operate Hospitals in Non-Urban Markets

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Martin S. Rash and John M. Rutledge, hospital veterans with experience operating and managing more than 300 hospitals in 25 states, announced today the formation of RegionalCare Hospital Partners in partnership with Warburg Pin...

Vusion Baby Bottom Line Report: Many Moms Don't Know that Their Babies' Irritated Skin Could Indicate a Severe Diaper Rash that Requires Medical Treatment

- 64% of expectant or new mothers say that diaper rash is only a minor problem - 57% are unaware that diaper rash can be accompanied by a doctor diagnosed yeast infection called Candida, affecting both girls and boys - 59% responded "no" or were unsure when ...

Photos: Heads Up, Parents: Get to the Bottom of Winter Diaper Rash

Leading pediatric dermatologist explains prevalence of winter diaper rash and predicts a moderate to severe 2008/2009 diaper rash season COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- For the parents of the millions of diaper-clad babies, the winter months can mean cute little red outfits, cut...

Sun exposure may trigger certain autoimmune diseases in women

... the body's immune system attacks muscle or skin and sometimes other tissues. Dermatomyositis is typically accompanied by a distinctive reddish-purple rash on the upper eyelids or over the knuckles and is often made worse with sun exposure. To conduct the study, the NIEHS researchers collaborated with...

LFAGW to Offer First 'Living with Lupus' Baltimore Workshop on August 15

... total blood volume) Swelling (edema) in feet, legs, or around eyes Pain in the chest on deep breathing (pleurisy) Butterfly-shaped rash across the cheeks and nose Sun- or light-sensitivity (photosensitivity) Hair loss Blood-clotting problems Fingers turning wh...

Dermatologists Shed Light on Common Pigmentation Problems and Solutions in Skin of Color

... the skin and the mouth that is characterized by a rash of round, or oval, violet-colored lesions. While l...critical that people who experience an unexplained rash see their dermatologist immediately for proper dia...n, it usually starts as a flat, dark grayish-brown rash that appears bi-laterally (or on both sides of bod...

MULTAQ(R) (dronedarone) for Atrial Fibrillation or Atrial Flutter Now Available in the United States

...eline characteristics or medications. Patients taking MULTAQ had higher rates of diarrhea, nausea, bradycardia, QT-interval prolongation and cutaneous rash than patients taking placebo. Initiation of MULTAQ treatment is contraindicated in patients with severe heart failure (NYHA class IV) or NYHA C...

96-Week Safety and Efficacy Findings Presented for INTELENCE(TM) (etravirine) As Part of HIV Combination Therapy

...arm vs. placebo arm, regardless of causality, were rash (21 percent vs. 12 percent), diarrhea (19 percent ...tinued and appropriate therapy initiated if severe rash develops. In general, in clinical trials, rash was mild to moderate, occurred primarily in the se...

New HIV Study Shows That Large Numbers of Women and People of Color Can Be Successfully Enrolled In U.S. HIV Clinical Studies

...a (5.2 percent for women and 2.8 percent for men), rash (2.1 percent for women and 2.8 percent for men), w...s receiving PREZISTA. In clinical trials (N=3063), rash (all grades, generally mild to moderate, regardles...ects treated with PREZISTA. Discontinuation due to rash was 0.5%. PREZISTA should be discontinued if sever...

Centocor Ortho Biotech Statement on the FDA ODAC Opinion Regarding DOXIL(R) for Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer

...nt), dyspnea (15 percent vs 23 percent), HFS (51 percent vs 1 percent), and rash (29 percent vs 12 percent) In addition, 19 percent vs 52.3 perce...pathy (42 percent vs 45 percent), neuralgia (17 percent vs 20 percent), and rash (22 percent vs 18 percent) In addition, 19 percent vs less than 1...

LFAGW to Run 'Could I Have Lupus?' Workshop on July 26; Mystics Game Follows

...otal blood volume) Swelling (edema) in feet, legs, or around eyes Pain in the chest on deep breathing (pleurisy) Butterfly-shaped rash across the cheeks and nose Sun- or light-sensitivity (photosensitivity) Hair loss Blood-clotting problems Fingers turning ...

Basic Facts and Statistics About Lupus

... There are several forms of lupus, the most common being cutaneous and systemic. Cutaneous lupus is limited to the skin and is often identified by a rash or skin lesions that appears on sun-exposed areas of the body, such as the scalp, face, neck, hands, and arms. Cutaneous lupus accounts for approximat...

FDA Approves Multaq(R) for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation or Atrial Flutter

...ne characteristics or medications. Patients taking Multaq(R) had higher rates of diarrhea, nausea, bradycardia, QT-interval prolongation and cutaneous rash than patients taking placebo. Initiation of Multaq(R) treatment is contraindicated in patients with severe heart failure (NYHA class IV) or NYHA ...

Prometheus Launches MyCeliacID(TM), the First Do it Yourself, Saliva-Based Genetic Test Dedicated to Celiac Disease

...d. Symptoms of celiac disease may vary significantly from person to person and include, but are not limited to, diarrhea, anemia, abdominal pain, skin rash and weight loss. The number of diagnosed patients is expected to increase significantly over the next several years, driven by broad-based educational...

In Summertime, the Livin' Can Be Buggy

...In 70 to 80 percent of cases, the first symptom is a bull's eye-shaped skin rash called erythema migrans, which shows up between three and 30 days after the...cessive sweating, severe muscle aches, weakness, nausea and vomiting, and a rash on the hands, feet, arms or ankles about five to 10 days after being bitten...

Sinus Infections Can Cause Toxic Shock in Kids

...hDay News) -- Sinus infections may be a primary factor in about 20 percent of toxic shock syndrome cases in children, a new study has found. Fever, rash and low blood pressure are among the signs of toxic shock syndrome, widely regarded as a disease associated with tampon use and menstruation, accordin...

Early treatment of systemic onset JIA with anakinra restores the IL-18 response

...d rheumatoid arthritis) as, in addition to inflammation of the joints, there may also be inflammation of the eyes and internal organs, as well as skin rash (exanthema) and fever. Children with SoJIA, a subtype of JIA, are known to have defective NK cell function which compromises their immune systems, sin...

June 18 Conference Features Legal, Medical & Scientific Presentations

...es; Robert Horst of Nelson Levine de Luca & Horst; Burton LeBlanc of Baron & Budd; Jeremy Alters and Robert Brown III of Alters, Boldt, Brown, rash & Culmo; Sandy Esserman of Strutzman, Bromberg, Esserman & Plifka; John Kilpatrick, Ph.D. of Greenfield Advisors; Arnold Levin of Levin, Fishb...

Vandetanib shows clinical benefit when combined with docetaxel for lung cancer

...ation and discovery with the now-proven safety and efficacy." In terms of side effects, patients who received vandetanib experienced more diarrhea, rash and neutropenia. However, they experienced less of the significant side effects - nausea, vomiting, and anemia - than those who received docetaxel alo...

FDA Approves Lamictal(R)XR(TM); An Extended-Release Once-Daily, New Generation Treatment for Epilepsy

...everyone. Lamictal XR may cause a serious skin rash that may cause the patient to be hospitalized or t...ely cause death. There is no way to tell if a mild rash will develop into a more serious reaction. These s...ss than 13 years old. The risk of getting a rash is higher if taking Lamictal XR while taking valpr...

Bausch & Lomb Receives FDA Approval of Besivance(TM), New Topical Ophthalmic Antibacterial for the Treatment of Bacterial Conjunctivitis ('Pink Eye')

...reactions, even following a single dose. Patients should be advised to discontinue use immediately and contact their physician at the first sign of a rash or allergic reaction.(4) The most frequently reported adverse event in clinical studies was conjunctival redness, reported in approximately 2% of pat...

Phase 3 Trial Initiated to Evaluate Combination Therapy of Nexavar(R) and Tarceva(R) in Patients with Liver Cancer

...erious or ongoing diarrhea, nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, or stomach pain; new or worsening shortness of breath or cough; fever; eye irritation. rash and diarrhea were the most common side effects associated with Tarceva in the non-small cell lung cancer clinical study. Fatigue, rash, nausea, loss o...

AstraZeneca Announces TOPROL-XL(R) (Metoprolol Succinate) is Now Available

...mon adverse events reported with immediate-release metoprolol tartate are tiredness (10%), dizziness (10%), depression (5%), diarrhea (5%) pruritus or rash (5%), shortness of breath (3%) and bradycardia (3%). In patients with heart failure, serious adverse events and adverse events leading to discon...

Important Data Presented on Independent Predictors of Mortality in Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

...nts with IPF. In these clinical studies, pirfenidone was generally well tolerated with the most frequent side effects reported being photosensitivity rash and gastrointestinal symptoms. About InterMune InterMune is a biotechnology company focused on the research, development and commercializa...

Amgen Highlights Data to Be Presented at ASCO

... ASCO April 17, 2009 press release, findings from the STEPP trial, a randomized, Phase 2 trial evaluating preventive therapy for a common, severe skin rash associated with Vectibix treatment, will be included in the June 1st ASCO Press Program. Results from panitumumab (pmab) regimen...

Cimzia(R) (certolizumab pegol) Now Available for Self-Administration in Adult Patients With Moderate to Severe Crohn's Disease

...bo), nasopharyngitis (5% CIMZIA, 1% placebo), back pain (4% CIMZIA, 1% placebo), pyrexia (3% CIMZIA, 2% placebo), pharyngitis (3% CIMZIA, 1% placebo), rash (3% CIMZIA, 1% placebo), acute bronchitis (3% CIMZIA,1% placebo), fatigue (3% CIMZIA, 1% placebo). Hypertensive adverse reactions were observed more f...

UCB's CIMZIA(R) (certolizumab pegol) Approved by the U.S. FDA for Adult Patients Suffering From Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

... commonly occurring adverse events were upper respiratory tract infections, rash and urinary tract infections. A pooled analysis of the safety data show the...ebo), pyrexia (3% CIMZIA, 2% placebo), pharyngitis (3% CIMZIA, 1% placebo), rash (3% CIMZIA, 1% placebo), acute bronchitis (3% CIMZIA,1% placebo), fatigue (...

Man Dies of Brain Inflammation Caused by Deer Tick Virus

...es. In the New York case, a 62-year-old man from Putnam County, N.Y., arrived at a local hospital in spring of 2008 complaining of fatigue, fever, rash and muscle weakness. Doctors first suspected West Nile virus, but analysis of tissue samples eventually came up positive for deer tick virus only. ...

Chinese Drywall Litigation Subject of Conference and Two Teleconferences

...of Hermes Sargent Bates; Robert Horst of Nelson Levine de Luca & Horst; Burton LeBlanc of Baron & Budd; Jeremy Alters of Alters, Boldt, Brown, rash & Culmo; Sandy Esserman of Strutzman, Bromberg, Esserman & Plifka; John Kilpatrick, Ph.D. of Greenfield Advisors; Arnold Levin of Levin, Fishb...

National Meningitis Association Launches Interactive Online Panel About Meningitis Dangers

...father, a cardiologist, arrived home to discover a rash taking over his son's body. Realizing it was meni...eling ill from flu-like symptoms. When a purplish rash developed on her body, Lauren's pediatrician recog...ese symptoms. After the disease has taken hold, a rash may appear. Left untreated, the disease can progr...

FDA Approves Lamictal(R) ODT(TM) Orally Disintegrating Tablets

...of Lamictal. Lamictal may cause a serious skin rash that may cause the patient to be hospitalized or t...ely cause death. There is no way to tell if a mild rash will develop into a more serious reaction. These s...hile taking Lamictal. The risk of getting a rash is higher if taking Lamictal while taking valpro...

Amgen and ONSEdge Partner With Cancer Survivor Jan Ping for New Campaign

... also present on other normal cells in the body, including skin cells, skin rash occurs in up to 90 percent of patients undergoing treatment with an EGFR in... potentially life threatening. Further, in its mild-to-moderate state, skin rash can cause patients physical discomfort and take an emotional toll, affectin...

New Treatment Combo Better Against Hepatitis C

... exposure to these drugs, which in turn makes the treatment easier to complete. Twenty-one percent of patients receiving telaprevir did drop out, with rash being the most common reason why. In addition, 7 percent of the patients developed resistance to telaprevir. "There is an upside and a downside," M...

Experienced Critical Care and ER Doctor Offers Tips to Prevent and Identify Swine Flu

...nfusion Bluish skin indicating a need for quick attention Children who are abnormally sluggish and sleepy, irritable, or have fever or rash Dr. Chopra notes that this year's flu vaccine will not protect against the swine flu. He recommends avoiding unnecessary contact...

Whiter laundry and a surprising new treatment for kids' eczema

... of Medicine have discovered powerful relief in the form of diluted beach baths. It's a cheap, simple and safe treatment that drastically improves the rash as well as reduces flare-ups of eczema, which affects 17 percent of school-age children. The study found giving pediatric patients with moderate ...

SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) Receives FDA Approval as First Once-Monthly Anti-TNF for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

...nts fevers chills stomach discomfort skin rash If you take SIMPONI(TM) or other TNF blockers, your risk...d lupus-like symptoms. Tell your doctor if you have any symptoms such as a rash on your cheeks or other parts of the body, sensitivity to the sun, new join...

As Earth Warms, Lyme Disease Could Flourish

... this was the first study to show how the severity of disease can also be related to climate. One of the first symptoms of Lyme disease is often a rash at the site of the bite. Though treatable with antibiotics, the disease can cause fatigue, chills, fever, headache, muscle and joint aches and swollen...

Cetaphil(R) Cleansers and Moisturizers Now the #1 Pediatrician Recommended Brand

...ldren. The Cetaphil(R) Kids Care Corner provides everything from pediatric-skin insights and solutions to the most pressing skin concerns, from diaper rash and eczema to acne, another reason why the brand has become a pediatrician favorite. For more information about Cetaphil(R) products or to join t...

Oxycodone May Reduce Shingles Pain

...ciating pain of shingles. Shingles, an often stress-related condition resulting from the same virus that causes chicken pox, causes pain, blisters, rash and flu-like symptoms that antiviral medications usually help alleviate within a month. However, if the pain component is not effectively treated duri...
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